The Belgian Heritage Center is a wonderful location for experiencing Belgian culture through one of our community events or to host an event of your own.

Belgian Heritage Center Hosted Events

Belgian Heritage Center Hours

Belgian Heritage Center Hours

The Belgian Heritage Center is open weekends through October.  Please join us to learn more about Belgian history through our exhibits and displays.
Congratulations, Hunters Raffle Winners

Congratulations, Hunters Raffle Winners

Browning A-Bolt 30-06 rifle (Donated by Joe Alexander & Kevin Moore)--Jack Peters

Mossberg Patriot scoped .270 rifle (Donated by Bruce & Pam Alberts)--Chris Babka Savage

555 O/U 20-gauge shotgun --Jim Hansen Henry Golden Boy .22LR rifle -- Jared Baudhuin

Browning Buckmark .22LR pistol (Donated by Joe Pagel, Drainage USA) -- Dan Kroll Jr.

CVA Break action .243 rifle --Terry DeBauche

Barnett Jackal Crossbow combo with Optic--Jason Geyer

Vortex 10x42 Binoculars (Donated by Vortex Optics) -- Rick Northrup

$75 Smokey Ridge Taxidermy GC (Donated by Dave Rady, Smokey Ridge)--Keith Kaufmann

$75 Smokey Ridge Taxidermy GC (Donated by Dave Rady, Smokey Ridge)--Josh Nooyen

$50 Smokey Ridge Taxidermy GC (Donated by Dave Rady, Smokey Ridge)--Jim Knaapen

Handmade Ash Walking stick with antler (Donated by John Maskell) --Roger Stewart

Lighted Canvas Print --Randy Conard

Outdoor Edge Knife (Donated by Rocky Ridge Shooter's Supply) -- Scott Eariau

$20 Wildlife Classics GC (Donated by Lea Naze, Wildlife Classics)--Tony Nellis

Coffee Basket w/ BHC Mug (Donated by Barb Maskell) --Julie Wolfe

Buck Country Thermometer --Brian Ebben


Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers - please click on the link below for a complete list.

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Great Fire Remembrance/Author's Talk

Great Fire Remembrance/Author's Talk

Starts: October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am
Ends: October 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The Great Fire (Peshtigo Fire) occurred on October 8, 1871, causing widespread death and destruction in the Belgian settlement. Barb Englebert Chisholm will present her popular portrayal of a Belgian settler's experience on that awful day.  BHC is also proud to host Kathleen Ernst author of the new book "The Lacemaker's Secret".  Ms Ernst will share her thoughts on writing this wonderful book set in our community.  Booyah lunch will be served and take-out will be available. Schedule of events:

October 6 - 10:00 Barb Englebert Chisholm

October 7 - 10:00 Barb Englebert Chisholm

                 11:15 Kathleen Ernst

                 Booyah lunch following speakers

                 1:30 Barb Englebert Chisholm



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Starts: October 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Ends: October 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

BHC will close early on Saturday, October 13 for a private event.  We will be open until 2:00 when the event starts.
Thank you, Kermiss sponsors!

Thank you, Kermiss sponsors!

Starts: October 31, 2018
Ends: October 31, 2018

The Kermiss was a great day of Belgian tradition.  Our sincere thanks to our many volunteers, sponsors and donors who make the event possible.  A special thanks to all who joined us on a beautiful day to celebrate our heritage! For a complete list of sponsors and donors, please click the link below.
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Walloon Language Preservation Project

Walloon Language Preservation Project

Starts: November 1, 2018
Ends: November 1, 2018

If you live or have lived in a part of eastern Wisconsin where Walloon/Belgian is spoken, or have another connection to this community, UWEC would love to hear your thoughts!  You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey about your experience with and attitude toward this unique heritage language.  The purpose of this survey is to obtain a quantitative description of community attitudes toward Belgian (or Wisconsin Walloon) to inform ongoing materials development and promotion efforts. The survey should not take much more than 5 minutes.  Please click on the "Survey" link below.



August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

Starts: November 10, 2018
Ends: November 10, 2018

Our recent newsletter includes an update on our activities and events.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your mailing address to
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The Belgian Heritage Center is a perfect church-like setting for weddings and wakes/funerals. The Belgian Heritage Center is also available for rental for private events such as meetings, conferences and family reunions.

Traditional Belgian food and a Belgian Heritage presentation are available on request. For more information call Sue Havel at 920-493-2789 or email

Contact Information

Belgian Heritage Center
1255 County DK/PO Box 173
Brussels, Wisconsin 54204
920-825-1199 or 920-825-1328

Hours of Operation

The Belgian Heritage Center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May through October. We are also open throughout the year by appointment - please contact us at least one week in advance of your visit.